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1791: Mozart's Last Year [Paperback]

H. C. Robbins Landon
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22 Mar 1999
The last month of the year 1791 witnessed what Robbins Landon calls "the greatest tragedy in the history of music" - the premature death of the 35-year-old Mozart. The event was surrounded by enigma and intrigue, allegations of poisoning and sexual scandal. Drawing on his knowledge of the sources, Professor Landon seeks to cut through the fantasy to present the facts and to reconstruct the story of the last year of Mozart's life. The composition of such works as the "Requiem", "The Magic Flute" and "La Clemenza di Tito" is discussed in detail, and light is thrown on Mozart's relations with the freemasons, with Salieri, Sussmayr and others.

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; New edition edition (22 Mar 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500281076
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500281079
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 325,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book 4 Dec 2011
This book is well researched interesting for musicians and not musicians and a glimpse into the reality of Mozart 's life .Some myths are destroyed too. Worth a try and a great read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mozart's Last Year. 22 Feb 2014
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A very interesting read. Full of well documented facts, many of which are little known. Many myths and speculations dealt with. Most enjoyable and informative. Adds greatly to listening, and performing his music.
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By Barb
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I have almost every book written about Mozart and this one really does bring the last year of his life to the reader, died at the age of 35 on the 5th of December 1791 having written music that the world will always remember and of a man we will never forget.
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